Strictly Come Dancing star Fiona Phillips has reignited her feud with Brendan Cole, after labelling the pro a “rough old taskmaster”.
But despite describing her stint as an experience, Fiona recently insisted she should “never have done” the show.
Strictly Come Dancing: What did Fiona Phillips say?
Opening up on her Strictly stint, Fiona told the Mirror: “It’s funny but for someone who has spent a lot of time in broadcasting, I’ve always been quite shy and have low self-esteem.
“I felt so self-conscious, but I thought, ‘I will have a professional dancer and it’s a nice programme’. But Brendan is a rough old taskmaster and really wanted to be number one or nothing.”
Brendan is a rough old taskmaster and really wanted to be number one or nothing
The TV star added: “I just wasn’t very good.
“I became a comedy type figure. I’m not glad I did it, but it was an experience.”
What has Fiona said about Brendan in the past?
Shortly after Brendan was axed from Strictly in 2018, Fiona claimed it was “karma”.
She told the Daily Star: “Brendan was a real bugger, actually. He wasn’t very nice. He was really naughty.
“He’s not on the show now. Karma indeed. It works its way every time.”
The pro dancer was also rumoured not to get on with singer Lulu.
Meanwhile, Brendan first appeared on the show in 2004.
However, the BBC made the decision not to renew his contract in 2018.
Speaking on Lorraine at the time, he said: “It’s quite, actually, hard to talk about. The BBC haven’t renewed my contract.”
In addition, he explained: “They’ve made an editorial decision to not have me back on the show. I’m a little bit in shock.”
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